M 6.5 in United States on 15 May 2020 11:03 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.5M
Depth: 2.9 Km
Lat/Lon: 38.1588 , -117.8738
Event Date: 15 May 2020 11:03 UTC
15 May 2020 04:03 Local
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km in MMI>=VII
About 20000 people within 100km
Source: U NEV nn00725272
Inserted at: 19 May 2020 01:45 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 2.2 (United States)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
U NEV 0 0
nn00725272 Scaled population (vector) 0.18  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.65  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1310441 0 15 May 2020 11:03 6.4M, 7.6km 5.05 20 thousand 00:05 U NEV
1310448 0 15 May 2020 11:03 5.8M, 1km 5.05 20 thousand 00:12 U NEV
1310450 0 15 May 2020 11:03 6.2M, 1km 5.48 20 thousand 00:28 U NEV
1310453 0 15 May 2020 11:03 6.4M, 4.1km 7.25 20 thousand 01:02 U NEV
1310476 0 15 May 2020 11:03 6.5M, 2.9km 8.32 20 thousand 3d 14:42 U NEV
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in United States ,of Nevada (population 1,250,752) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
<1000 people
<1000 people
<1000 people
7800 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1310441 38.169/-117.878 6.41 7.5500 5.05 15 May 2020 11:15 00:12 (new episode)
2 0 1310453 38.159/-117.876 6.37 4.0939 5.39 15 May 2020 11:40 00:37 (new episode)
3 0 1310453 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.253 15 May 2020 12:05 01:02 (upd of #2)
4 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.253 15 May 2020 12:25 01:22 (new episode)
5 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.413 15 May 2020 13:06 02:02 (upd of #4)
6 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.319 15 May 2020 13:19 02:16 (upd of #5)
7 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.319 15 May 2020 13:56 02:53 (upd of #6)
8 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.303 15 May 2020 14:26 03:23 (upd of #7)
9 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.347 15 May 2020 15:27 04:24 (upd of #8)
10 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.308 15 May 2020 16:06 05:03 (upd of #9)
11 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.294 15 May 2020 16:54 05:51 (upd of #10)
12 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.295 15 May 2020 18:19 07:16 (upd of #11)
13 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.308 15 May 2020 20:22 09:19 (upd of #12)
14 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.003 15 May 2020 21:36 10:32 (upd of #13)
15 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.003 15 May 2020 22:37 11:34 (upd of #14)
16 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.004 15 May 2020 22:59 11:55 (upd of #15)
17 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.007 16 May 2020 01:47 14:43 (upd of #16)
18 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.01 16 May 2020 03:24 16:21 (upd of #17)
19 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.01 16 May 2020 03:50 16:47 (upd of #18)
20 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.023 16 May 2020 11:17 1d 00:14 (upd of #19)
21 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.025 16 May 2020 21:24 1d 10:20 (upd of #20)
22 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 7.025 16 May 2020 21:46 1d 10:43 (upd of #21)
23 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.09 17 May 2020 01:26 1d 14:23 (upd of #22)
24 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.09 17 May 2020 10:58 1d 23:54 (upd of #23)
25 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.09 17 May 2020 23:00 2d 11:57 (upd of #24)
26 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.09 17 May 2020 23:20 2d 12:16 (upd of #25)
27 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.09 18 May 2020 02:52 2d 15:49 (upd of #26)
28 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.09 18 May 2020 03:11 2d 16:08 (upd of #27)
29 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.092 18 May 2020 05:06 2d 18:03 (upd of #28)
30 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.092 18 May 2020 05:54 2d 18:50 (upd of #29)
31 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.092 18 May 2020 08:08 2d 21:05 (upd of #30)
32 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.092 18 May 2020 08:27 2d 21:24 (upd of #31)
33 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.091 18 May 2020 18:52 3d 07:48 (upd of #32)
34 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.091 18 May 2020 19:19 3d 08:15 (upd of #33)
35 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.091 18 May 2020 21:40 3d 10:36 (upd of #34)
36 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.091 18 May 2020 21:55 3d 10:52 (upd of #35)
37 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.091 19 May 2020 01:45 3d 14:42 (upd of #36)
38 0 1310476 38.162/-117.863 6.5 10.0 8.324 19 May 2020 02:00 3d 14:57 (upd of #37)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Nevada United States <1000 people
Nevada United States <1000 people
Nevada United States <1000 people
Nevada United States 7700 people
California United States <1000 people
Nevada United States 25000 people
California United States 1000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Coaldale Nevada United States Village - 15 km
Gilbert Nevada United States Village - 16 km
Basalt Nevada United States Village - 38 km
Mina Nevada United States Village - 33 km
Luning Nevada United States Village - 47 km
Mount Montgomery Nevada United States Village - 48 km
Silverpeak Nevada United States Village - 50 km
Tonopah Nevada United States Village 2600 people 58 km
Benton California United States Village - 65 km
Babbitt Nevada United States Village - 79 km
Hawthorne Nevada United States Village 3300 people 79 km
Thorne Nevada United States Village - 80 km
Oasis California United States Village - 75 km
Goldfield Nevada United States Village - 75 km
Manhattan Nevada United States Village - 82 km
Round Mountain Nevada United States Village - 93 km
Bodie California United States Village - 99 km
Bridgeport California United States Village - 119 km
Mason Nevada United States Village - 145 km
Yerington Nevada United States Village 2800 people 145 km
Weed Heights Nevada United States Village - 148 km
Wabuska Nevada United States Village - 158 km
Stillwater Nevada United States Village - 162 km
Fallon Nevada United States Village 7500 people 165 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
North Valley 1512 0
Mina 1387 0
Circle L Ranch 1474 0
Dyer 1493 0
Tonopah TPH 1654 Civ. Paved Yes 7000
Hawthorne Municipal HTH 1285 Civ. Paved No 4800
Gabbs GAB 1433 Civ. Unpaved No 5900
Goldfield 1731 0
Hadley 1751 0
Lida Junction 1428 0
Tonopah Test Range XSD 1691 0
Bryant Field 1971 0
Yerington Municipal EYR 1334 0
Fallon Southwest Airpark 1204 0
Fallon Municipal FLX 1207 Civ. Paved Yes 5700

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Tonopah Tails Trib. Peavine Creek -99
RMG West Tailings Dam OS 1997
Grant Lake Rush Creek 1940
Stillwater Point Dam Stillwater Canal -99

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